Five Caught ‘red-handed’ Raping Minor In Car, Held | Ranchi News

RANCHI: Five persons were caught “red-handed” while raping a minor in a car parked on the roadside near the Daladali Chowk in outer Ranchi on Wednesday night.
The culprits, all in the age group of 20 to 25 years and residents of well-to-do families in the Dhurwa area of the city, were identified as Sachin Pandey, Akash Kumar, Harsh Kumar, Mayank Kumar and Vishal Kumar. They were forwarded to judicial custody on Thursday. The Hyundai car with black windscreens in which the girl was raped has been seized.
SP (rural) Naushad Alam on Friday said DSP (trainee) Ankita Rai, who was on regular patrolling duty, spotted the car parked on the roadside near Daladali Chowk under the Ratu police station late on Wednesday night. “As she approached the car after hearing someone crying inside, the accused started the car and sped away. The police chased the car for some distance and managed to stop it only to find the minor with enough evidence to understand the situation. All five were arrested immediately,” he added.
In her statement to the police on Thursday, the girl said she was returning home from a party at about 10:30 pm when the five youths in a car drove close to her near the old assembly building and offered to drop her. She said the car circled the city and passed through different areas before finally stopping at Daladali Chowk where she was raped.
The police have registered a case under sections 66 (a) and 376 (d) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 6 and 8 of the Pocso Act. The girl was presented before the child welfare committee for the recording of her statement.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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